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Indoors: Experiences of Older People during Lockdown

November 12 - November 22

This is an online and socially distanced in-person event.

This photography exhibition narrates the lived realities of coping, connecting and remembering, through the stories and photographs of older East Londoners during lockdown. The exhibition will showcase photographs and interviews, alongside insights from research in social science, ethics and history. It will share the voices, experiences and images of ‘shielded’ communities of older people as they have both struggled with, and adapted to, life under lockdown.

Researchers from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit have partnered with portrait photographer Adam Isfendiyar, to explore the experiences of those commonly perceived as society’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.

The exhibition will launch at the beginning of Being Human and will be available online. During the festival, you will be able to access the exhibition by clicking on this link.

You will also be able to visit the exhibition in-person at Toynbee Hall (subject to government guidance at the time). The exhibition will be visible from outside Toynbee Hall throughout the festival between 10:00 and 16:00. Booking is not compulsory, however, you may wish to register your interest here so that we can be notified if plans change due to COVID restrictions.

This event is suitable for families and children of all ages.

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November 12
November 22
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Toynbee Hall
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6LS United Kingdom
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